Malaria In Nigeria, A Tale Of Death That Never Ends

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk Malaria in Nigeria is still a matter of life and death and the way things are at the moment, that fact is not changing anytime soon. The wailing woke almost everyone and in no time at all the neighbourhood was engulfed with whispers of sadness and grief. “Malaria killed him” was the general […]

Nigerian Health Insurance Scheme, The Fact.

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk The truth is, the nigerian health insurance scheme is not for everyone. Like everything that was initially meant for the masses, the health scheme has fallen short from its noble end or set standard. Nigeria is a country that is sick. When properly looked at it seems the power that be wants it […]

How Much Do You Know About the Nigerian Health Insurance Scheme?

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk Not every Nigerian is aware of the Nigerian Health Insurance scheme, which is not at all surprising. A lot of good things in Nigeria dont normally get the exposure they deserve, they hardly get to the masses that need them. And the Nigerian Health Insurance scheme is one of such instances. I will […]

Can Bitter Leaf Cure Diabetes?

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk When it comes to the question ” can bitter leaf cure diabetes?”. A lot of nigerians would quickly say yes! It is that one plant that comes to mind when either diabetes or malaria is the health issue to be attended to. You hear of the plant in almost all traditional health centers […]

The Botanical Name of Bitter Leaf Plant

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk The bitter leaf plant is a favorite evergreen in Nigeria. But only few knows the Botanical Name of Bitter Leaf plant. So this post is basically intended to fill up that knowledge gap. To tell you the Botanical Name of Bitter plant. And the Name=Vernonia Amygdalina According to Wikipedia Several species of Vernonia […]

STI WHICH COULD AFFECT FERTILITY IS BECOMING RESISTANT TO ANTIBIOTICS

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk A little-known sexually transmitted infection is becoming resistant to antibiotics, health experts are warning. The STI, which is called mycoplasma genitalium (MG), is thought i to affect hundreds of thousands of people across the world, with figures from a recent study suggesting that one in 100 adults in the UK carry the disease. […]

Africa ‘ s Health Challenge is a Human Right Issue

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk Graça Machel Access to health is a human right. The Constitution of the World Health Organisation states that “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being.” It follows that if people cannot live healthy lives or access the health services they need, […]

Listeria: 80 Persons Dead As Authorities In SA Look For The Source

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk The Listeria outbreak in South Africa has expanded again with 19 cases and 14 deaths added to the count. A total of 767 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases and 81 deaths have been reported to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) since January 2017. This number is likely to grow again with final outcome […]

Nigerian scientist hits back at anti-GMO group’s attack on approval of biotech cassava field trials

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk A research scientist, Paul Onyenekwe, has described the approval granted to two international agencies by a Nigerian regulatory agency to test run some genetically modified cassava in Nigeria as a welcome development. Mr. Onyenekwe, the President of Nigeria Biotechnology and Biosafety Consortium, NBBC, was reacting to criticisms levelled against the approved field trials […]

Sound Therapy May Train The Brain to Ignore Tinnitus

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests. People with the disorder, known as tinnitus, who slept with the in-ear devices felt less bothered than patients who used bedside noise machines, researchers found in a […]

Gates Foundation Funds Research For New Synthetic Malaria Vaccine

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.4 million grant to the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia to create a synthetic DNA-based vaccine for malaria. The Wistar Institute will collaborate with the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and Inovio Pharmaceuticals , Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) on the research initiative which was created in […]

Researchers Create First Stem Cells Using CRISPR Genome Activation

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk In a scientific first, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes turned skin cells from mice into stem cells by activating a specific gene in the cells using CRISPR technology. The innovative approach offers a potentially simpler technique to produce the valuable cell type and provides important insights into the cellular reprogramming process. “This is […]

Study Ends Debate Over Role of Steroids in Treating Septic Shock

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk Researchers at The George Institute for Global Health studied whether the use of steroids as an additional treatment to septic shock — a severe life threatening infection — would improve survival. In the results published in the New England Journal of Medicine they found steroids not only reduced the duration of septic shock, […]

Oral Contraceptives Can Reduce Risk for Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk The long-term use of oral contraceptives reduces the risk for ovarian and endometrial cancers, and the effect is especially evident in smokers, the obese and those who exercise infrequently, a new study found. Earlier studies have demonstrated an association of previous oral contraceptive use with reduced risk for these cancers in postmenopausal women. […]

Scientists Creates Robot implant That Can Stretch Cells to Counter Rare Birth Defect

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk A transatlantic team of engineers and clinicians has developed a motorised robotic implant to treat a rare birth defect that affects the oesophagus. The device – created by researchers from Sheffield University’s Engineering Faculty and Boston’s Children Hospital, Harvard Medical School – was designed for infants with oesophageal atresia. Affecting around one in […]

Male Birth Control Pills Could Be Possible, Thanks To A Deadly Plant Extract

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk Scientists have discovered a chemical from a plant extract traditionally used by African warriors to poison their arrows. According to a new study, this chemical could be the future of the male birth control pill. Men may have a few options for contraceptive methods, but none of them works the same way as […]

New Technology Tells You When You Are Going to DIE – and it’s 90% Accurate

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk New technology can tell you when you’re going to die – and it could be rolled out across hospitals. The program, which has been developed by researchers at Stanford University, is estimated to give correct readings 90% of the time. In the future, the artificial intelligence could be used in the care of […]

South African Study Reveals Important Link Between Genes and Aids

Follow @Nhealthy_Talk HIV/Aids researchers have never understood why people infected with HIV developed Aids at different times‚ but now they suspect that it all has to do with their genes. A study by South African and US researchers has shed new light on how specific genes in people can lead to the faster progression of […]

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